CONGRATULATIONS to Brian Seimsen who played his first National Rugby League game since 1999 for South Sydney Rabbitohs on the weekend and is named in the team to take on the Sharks in South Sydney's last competition game for the season.
ROUND 21 of the Jim Beam Cup Competition saw Coogee Oval host it's second Jim Beam Cup game this season. Ourimbah Magpies did their best to get the local crowd on side by wearing Coogee Dolphins football jumpers for the 1st half of the game.
ROUND 21 of the Jim Beam Cup Competition saw Coogee Oval host it?s second Jim Beam Cup game this season. Ourimbah Magpies did their best to get the local crowd on side by wearing Coogee Dolphins football jumpers for the 1st half of the game.
CONGRATULATIONS to Brian Seimson who played his first National Rugby League game since 1999 for South Sydney Rabbitohs on the weekend.
HERE are the New Zealand Age Group Squads and game schedules for New Zealand 16's, New Zealand Secondary Schools and the Junior Kiwis for 2003:
NED Kelly's famous words "Tell 'em I died game" were quite applicable to the Sydney Airport Jets' gritty performance at Henson Park last Saturday, when they grafted hard all the way against NSW Premier League title favourites the Bulldogs, before going down by 34-22. Spurred on by another big reunion day home crowd, the Jets won the respect of everyone at Henson Park with their never say die effort.
Fielding a somewhat makeshift pack, with at least five first choice forwards on the injured list, the Jets fought hard against the well-drilled Bulldogs. Newtown's manpower situation was worsened when impressive young front-rower Aaron Sweeney smashed a shoulder in the game's full-on opening exchanges. The methodical 'Dogs remorselessly punished Newtown for any errors, with virtually every try to the visitors attributable to Jets' mishaps in their own territory, such as poorly directed passes or handling errors. The 2003 Jets brought appreciative roars from the crowd through the quality of their tries, as they bravely repeatedly clawed their way back to keep in touch with the 'Dogs.
Fullback Andrew Le Breton was again one of Newtown's best, and he received strong support from centre Dustin Cooper, and forwards Chris Williams, Aaron Trinder and Campbell McNiven. Both replacement forwards Josh Annesley and Andrew Kaleopa worked hard in defence. Scrumbase combo Craig Field and Troy Barnes, after proving so effective against Parramatta the previous Saturday, were kept in relative check by the Bulldogs, although the crafty Barnes conjured up a classic fifty-metres charge-down try.
Newtown began in great style against Wentworthville in their Jim Beam Cup match, with fearsome winger Dicky Veramu grabbing an early try. It was all downhill after about twenty minutes as the Jets' defences unravelled and Wenty took control of the game, striding away to a convincing 46-12 win.
The Sydney Airport Jets travel to Campbelltown Stadium this Sunday (August 31), for their Premier League clash with Western Suburbs. This match is a curtain raiser to the Wests-Tigers and North Queensland NRL match, and kicks off at 1.00pm. Newtown is away to Woy Woy in the Jim Beam Cup on Saturday afternoon, with the game at Woy Woy Oval due to start at 4.00pm.
UTILITY forward Dave Mc Connell joined the Broncos this week from Chorley Lynx and has been named on a six-man substitutes bench for Sunday's home game against Bradford.
McConnell joins Wests Tigers duo Steve Trindall and Joel Caine in switching to Griffin Park on a short-term deal.
Rob Purdham, who was rested for last week's win at Halifax, will also come back into the side giving Rea nineteen to choose from. The final seventeen will not be confirmed until Sunday.
PAUL Cullen has named a 20-man squad to face Leeds Rhinos this Friday evening at Headingley, Kick-off 8pm.
MELBOURNE Storm?s long list of injured players will receive some relief this week as the club enjoys its second bye of the season before meeting the Manly Sea Eagles at Olympic Park in the final round of the NRL?s regular season.
CRONULLA Sharks have sought leave of appeal following the suspension of fullback David Peachey by the NRL judiciary last night.
ST George Illawarra back rower, Henry Perenara has joined the growing Dragons casualty list after being forced out with a season-ending shoulder injury.
IT'S coming into what the rugby league development officers describe as "reaping time" as Australian clubs swoop down on young players at provincial level and national programmes.
WARRIORS coach Daniel Anderson and his Sydney Roosters counterpart Ricky Stuart will let injured stars Stacey Jones and Brad Fittler decide for themselves whether they will play in Sunday's NRL grand final rematch at Aussie Stadium.
CAGEY Warriors coach Daniel Anderson has revealed the real reason behind naming Sione Faumuina at halfback for this weekend's NRL grand final rematch against the Sydney Roosters.
FURIOUS Cronulla coach Chris Anderson on Wednesday night accused the National Rugby League judiciary of "double standards" after fullback David Peachey was suspended for two weeks on a grade three contrary conduct charge.